September 6, 2017
Your Adventure Cycling membership not only helps us carry out our mission to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle through work on two route networks, the U.S. Bicycle Route System and our always growing Adventure Cycling Route Network — it also helps us produce numerous print and online resources. Below are just a few tools to inspire and help you plan that next adventure. Check out our resources page for more tips, tricks, and how-to information meant to help you experience the joys of bicycle travel, whether it’s your first adventure or your fiftieth.
Do you have questions about riding in a certain region, or are you wondering what to take along on your next trip? Maybe you’re on the road and you want the most current news regarding weather or road construction? Our forums are the best place to ask other intrepid travelers for advice and to check for breaking news regarding our routes.
Ready to dip your toe in the bicycle travel waters with your first overnight bike trip, but not sure where to start? Interested in simply getting out for a quick weekender and need some ideas? Our BikeOvernights.org page has a wealth of information to get you on the road for a instant adventure. With features such as recommended gear lists, trips categorized by state, and personal accounts, BikeOvernights.org is a reminder that your next epic adventure could be as simple as going overnight!
Our ride registry is a fantastic tool to get ideas for your own bike travel by browsing through others’ rides. Statistics like average daily expenditures, miles per day, and length of time spent riding are tracked. Plus, you’ll also find links to online journals to help you with your planning. Maybe you’ve already been on a ride and want to share your experience with others? Submit it to the ride registry!
One of the most popular perks of an Adventure Cycling membership is our magazine, Adventure Cyclist. As the only magazine dedicated solely to bicycle travel, we’ve spent decades featuring stories of bicycle adventures around the world, written by travelers like you. It’s a great source for how-to information, inspiring photos, historical tales, and the always favorite Open Road Gallery. Members have access to the digital Adventure Cyclist and other publications dating all the way back to 1984 in our publications archive.
We understand that riding solo isn’t everyone’s preferred way to travel. That’s why we provide the Companions Wanted feature for our members. Post your upcoming adventure or have a look at where others are traveling. Connect with like-minded adventurers before hitting the road so you don’t have to go it alone.
Photos by Laurie Chipps
MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS is posted every other Wednesday by Membership Coordinator, Laurie Chipps. Membership Highlights spotlights the benefits of membership, our accomplishments thanks to member support, and interviews with our passionate and dedicated members.